Homelessness and Eviction in the Land of the Free
by Liz Theoharis
Homeless activists in the 1980s and 1990s began to push back against the narrative that mass homelessness reflected the defects of individuals instead of a profit-driven housing system. As the Supreme Court has thrown out a federal eviction moratorium, that lesson is more relevant than ever.
SOURCE: Public Books
Prison Tech Comes Home: Tenants and Residents in the Surveillance State
by Erin McElroy, Meredith Whittaker and Nicole E. Weber
Landlords have combined technologies developed for screening tenants in the 1970s with more recent digital surveillance and facial recognition systems developed in prisons to dramatically increase control over their tenants during an affordable housing crisis.
SOURCE: New York Times
With Evictions Looming, Cities Revisit a Housing Experiment From the ’70s (video)
by Retro Report
The looming evictions crisis is prompting housing policy experts to reconsider government programs that would enable the tenants of a building to secure loans to purchase their buildings cooperatively. A video from Retro Report explores how the battle to save the International Hotel in San Francisco for its low-income tenants prefigured today's policy debates.
SOURCE: New York Times
‘I Don’t Know How I’m Going to Pay Rent Next Month’
As more cafes, restaurants and hotels shut down, millions of workers will need help to survive.
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